The Middle Class

Is There Still a Conservative Foreign Policy?

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Trump did not create the divide in the GOP policy world — he exposed it. The Trump victory and the Republican establishment’s mostly negative reaction to it have in matters of foreign policy called into question who is conservative, who not — and whether the old ideological rubrics …

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The Deplorables Shout Back

 by Victor Davis Hanson//American Greatness Struggling rural America proved disenchanted with the country’s trajectory into something like a continental version of Belgium or the Netherlands: borderless, with a global rather than national sense of self; identity politics in lieu of unity and assimilation; a statist and ossified economy with a few winners moralizing to lots …

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California Goes Confederate

by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review Threatening secession is far from the only thing that the Golden State has in common with the Old South. Over 60 percent of California voters went for Hillary Clinton — a margin of more than 4 million votes over Donald Trump. Since Clinton’s defeat, the state seems to have …

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Trump and the American Divide

How a lifelong New Yorker became tribune of the rustics and deplorables By Victor Davis Hanson//City Journal Winter 2017 At 7 AM in California’s rural Central Valley, not long before the recent presidential election, I stopped to talk with an elderly irrigator on the shared border alleyway of my farm. His face was a wrinkled …

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What Exactly Is Trumpism?

By Victor Davis Hanson//National Review First sketches of a list, starting with tradition, populism, and American greatness Donald Trump is hated by liberal Democrats because, among other things, he is likely to reverse the entire Obama project. And, far worse, he probably will seek fundamental ways of obstructing its future resurgence — even perhaps by …

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Trump’s Bizarre Winning Formula

  by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Reformulating the Republican message, Donald Trump was able to exploit political mistakes that the Democrats have made. The Democratic party handed Donald Trump a rare opportunity to make radical changes to the electoral map that could last for years to come. First, the Democrats gave Trump a …

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The Construct of the White Working-Class Zombies

Hillary Clinton’s ‘deplorables’ have their antecedents in Obama’s ‘deplorables.’ By Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online One of the strangest transformations in the era of Obama has been the overt and often gratuitous stereotyping of so-called white people — most often the white working classes who have become constructed into veritable unthinking and unrecognizable zombies. …

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It’s not hard to find California Trump voters, if you know where to look

A man hoists a sign during a rally of about 100 of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s Latino supporters outside Anaheim City Hall on Aug. 28. (Los Angeles Times) By Victor Davis Hanson // Los Angeles Times About 18 million of California’s 40 million residents are registered to vote. Most polls show Hillary Clinton leading Donald …

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Plutocratic Populism Pays

What’s with rich liberals who blast other people for being rich? by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online In early October, Barack Obama went to a $32,000-a-head fundraiser at the 20-acre estate of the aptly named billionaire Richie Richman. The day before he charmed his paying audience of liberal 1 percenters, Obama had sent …

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